At the end of March, Sabinsa Corporation inaugurated its new corporate headquarters in East Windsor, NJ. The new site boasts a 33,800-ft2 building that will house office and warehouse space. The site will also allot some room for research and development (R&D) staff, which will collaborate with its R&D headquarters in Bangalore, India. The new address is 20 Lake Dr., East Windsor, NJ 08520. The phone and fax numbers remain the same.

ChromaDex Corporation signed an agreement with the University of Mississippi and the Agricultural Research Service for the commercial development of pterostilbene, a compound found in blueberries, grapes and other fruits. The compound is chemically similar to resveratrol and according to the company, “shows promise for improving cardiovascular health, glucose levels and cognitive function.”

Basel, Switzerland-based Lonza will expand its capacities for Carnipure and Carniking l-carnitine so as to meet increased demand. The company will add capacity for these ingredients to its existing Nansha, China plant before the end of the year. The facility will be ISO 9001, 14001, 22000 and FAMI-QS certified and operate under Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points principles.

Canadian food manufacturer Leclerc recently introduced its Praeventia cookies and bars, in which Biothera’s Wellmune WGP ingredient is used.

Verdure Sciences of Noblesville, IN received Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registration through NSF International’s Dietary Supplement Certification program. 

National Enzyme Company, based in Forsyth, MO, added a new high-capacity blending machine to its manufacturing operations, which will help increase efficiency.

NSF International of Ann Arbor, MI obtained ISO 22000 accreditation from the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB).

Santa Ana, CA-based Robinson Pharma Inc. now has cGMP certification from the Natural Products Association.

Stiebs of Madera, CA, released an Apple app that calculates beverage ingredient dilution, concentration and cost information. The app can be bought through iTunes. 

Bioenergy Life Science, Inc., based in Minneapolis, MN, now has a Ribose formulation center with a dedicated team that will help manufacturers with “Ribose product concept development, supplement formulations, functional food prototypes and marketing information.” 

GMP Laboratories of America, Inc. of Anaheim, CA, expanded its production capabilities for various forms of liquid products. It now has more than 100,000 ft2 in total.

Correction: The dates for the IFT Annual Meeting and Exposition are July 17–20, 2010, and will be held in Chicago, IL. The dates published in the WholeFoods planning calendar are incorrect.


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, May 2010